Kilimanjaro: Also Includes Mount Meru & Guides to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu, Nairobi & Dar Es Salaam (Paperback)

by Henry Stedman

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Practical and detailed guidebook to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Covers everything you need to know from planning a successful Mount Kilimanjaro trek to accommodation, where to eat and places to see. Henry Stedman's Kilimanjaro guide is comprehensive, clear and easy-to-use for this challenging climb and popular charity trek. Includes: * Full descriptions and detailed maps of each of the trekking routes - including altitudes and GPS waypoint readings - by somebody who has climbed them all. * Extensive and unbiased review of the trekking agencies, both in Tanzania (Arusha, Moshi and Marangu) and those tour operators in the UK/US/Europe/Australia/ New Zealand/South Africa. * Town and city guides to Arusha, Moshi and Marangu, the three towns and villages that will be your base before and after your climb * Comprehensive guide to preparing for your trek, from what to take, what to wear, how to book your trek and flights, and how much it's all going to cost. * Detailed background information on the mountain, including the history, geography, geology and topography of Kilimanjaro, as well as a study of the Chagga tribe that live at the foot of the mountain. * Full coverage of Kilimanjaro's nature including a full-colour flora guide. * A full description with maps of the Mount Meru trek. Plus: * A thorough health and fitness section to help you stay healthy in East Africa, increase your chances of making it to the top and ensure you make it back down again. * In-depth study of altitude sickness, or AMS - the number one reason why people fail to make it to the summit - including causes and prevention; * City guides to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the two cities that you are most likely to fly into, as well as an introduction to Kilimanjaro International Airport; * A thorough practical information guide to travelling around Tanzania, including a look at visa requirements, currency, budgeting, transport, food etc); * Advice on how to look after your porters and crew on the trek; * A look at the culture of the local Chagga people who inhabit Kilimanjaro's lower slopes; * Plenty of photos and illustrations from both contemporary and historical sources, including pen-and-ink sketches by the first Europeans to see the mountain, way back in the nineteenth century. * Over 30 maps covering every stage of climbing and descending from the mountain.

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Published
15/03/2014

Publisher
Trailblazer Publications

ISBN
9781905864546


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